Aaron Maybin OLB Penn State #59

Ht: 6'4
Wt: 246
Good overall athleticism. An elite pass rusher. Has the speed and the quickness to blow past slower offensive lineman. Should be a very effective pass-rush specialist at the next level. A high-character guy; a hard worker that has steadily improved throughout his short career.
Played defensive end at Penn State but likely will be forced to play linebacker at the next level. Very raw; doesn't have the array of pass rush moves to excel against more athletic, experienced offensive linemen in the NFL. Struggles against the run; can be pushed around by physical run-blockers. Tackling skills are lacking; doesn't always wrap up the ball carrier.
Maybin isn't ready to be an every-down player in the NFL, which made his entry into the NFL draft after his sophomore season somewhat surprising. He reminds me of a taller version of former Louisville standout Elvis Dumervil. Maybin could be an instant impact player as a situational pass-rusher, but he either needs to bulk up in order to remain at defensive end or spend time learning the outside-linebacker position. Based on potential he could be a first round selection, but he is certainly a boom-or-bust prospect.

All information on this site is copyright of DraftAce.com Any reproduction of any material on DraftAce.com is strictly prohibited. DraftAce.com is in no way connected with the NFL or NCAA or any other organization or website. All logos are copyright of their respective teams and the NFL or NCAA. For official information about the NFL and the teams visit NFL.com This is an independent, opinion based website.
Please contact Ryan@DraftAce.com with any questions.